Antedating of "JAP"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 27 16:55:28 UTC 2008

OED and HDAS have 1972 as their first use for _J.A.P._ 'Jewish American Princess.'  Google Books gives the following, probably authentic occurrence:

Transatlantic Review‎ - Page 69

To my Jap — my Jewish American Princess.

I have not, however, verified this in the original.

Fred Shapiro

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